Tonia is an Internet pattern guru. If it is a great pattern living in Internetland, Tonia will find it. One fabulous find recently was the Liesl from ysolda.com. I decided to dye worsted weight yarn red in the dye workshop specifically for this project. Because we dip dyed the yarn, each skein (unintentionally) came out a shade lighter. I used the darkest skein at the top and then used the lighter ones later in the sweater.
It was such a fast knit and I love the color and fit. This is one project that shows the beauty of the swatch and blocking. I did a swatch and blocked it. I found that the swatch blocked out a LOT because of the lace nature. When I finished knitting the top, my 46" chest sweater was scrunched up to be around a 39" sweater. I blocked it and voila! My new unique top. And the buttons, purchased at Stitches & Scones, were a perfect match. It is such a great pattern, but I do recommend using markers to set off your feather and fan repeat to keep mistakes to a minimum.